Monday, 21 September 2015

Make it Sparkle for CCM&More

Hi All
It's time for a new challenge over at CCM&More  where our host Sally is asking for you to 'Make it Sparkle'. Any type of sparkle is allowed so its time to break out the glitter, gems, pearls or shimmer sprays etc.
Now I'm not really a glitter girl by any means, but Christmas just wouldn't be the same without plenty of sparkle so it seemed the perfect opportunity to add to my stash of Christmas cards.
I created a piece of background paper using a selection of Woodware Christmas stamps, versamark, white embossing powder and dye based inks.
This is often referred to as a masterboard which is then chopped up to create a series of cards.
I chopped my masterboard into four pieces to create my cards. I dry embossed each piece with a different Christmassy embossing folder and then wiped a dye based ink pad across the embossed image before adding Crystal embossing powder for my hint of sparkle.
The resulting panels screamed out for a sentiment to be added, which had to be done using a piece of torn acetate since it is almost impossible to stamp onto a dry embossed image.
I added faux stitching around the edges and attached the acetate with brads.
Of course I stupidly forgot how difficult it is to photograph acetate when I made the cards, but they do sparkle - honest.
Don't forget to drop in and see what the rest of the team have been up to. We have some lovely new team members as well who would love you to stop by and say hi.
Have a great Monday. I'm off to cuddle the littlest Granddaughter who is currently staying with us.
Oh the hardship of being a Grandparent, and I can give her back if she starts to cry lol.
Happy Crafting and hugs


  1. Love these, Kim! Great masterboard as the base.

  2. An amazing set of cards Kim. I love the 'Masterboard' you have created, but given each card a different dry embossed design and the Crystal embossing powder is a great way of adding sparkle. Sally.x.

  3. WOW Kim I am loving those Christmas cards. So much colour and shine. Fabulous layouts.

  4. Fabulous cards Kim love the gorgeous effects.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  5. This is so very cool! I just love it!!!


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